Year of wildlife

Looking forward to 2013 to celebrate our Scottish wildlife. We’ve just received an update of the sea life seen from the Summer Queen sailing from Ullapool last year:

32 Atlantic white-sided dolphins
735 Common dolphins
615 Harbour porpoises
26 Minke whales
8 Killer whales (Orca) including the baby “Summer”

In addition to these we had a pod of common dolphin about 170 strong right up to the head of the locj last autumn.

From the sea to the air, some local sightings are worth a mention:

Sea Eagle
Osprey
Peregrine
Golden Eagle
Buzzards
Kestrel
Sparrowhawk
Red Kite
Storm Petrel
Puffin
Dunlin
Curlew
Redshank
etc, etc

Also on the Rivington bird feeder we’ve had woodpeckers, and at the head of the loch kingfishers.

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